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"The Great Book of Hemp brings together a vast amount of information on all aspects of this remarkable plant in an illustrated, entertaining, easily accessible format. Readers will learn the history of hemp cultivation worldwide and its role as a source of renewable energy and as a raw material for paper manufacturing. Lost in the political discussions about marijuana usage is hemp's versatility as a fiber and its many nutritional and medicinal uses. The Great Book of Hemp provides a comprehensive resource section with information on organizations involved in legalizing hemp, product suppliers, and an annotated bibliography." (Wisconsin Bookwatch)
"The engagingly written, well-illustrated reference book is a thoughtful contribution to the discussion of hemp. The Great Book of Hemp makes a strong case for reconsidering hemp now!" (Thomas P. Healy, Branches)
“ Hemp is of first necessity of the wealth and protection of the country.”
Hemp, Cannabis sativa, has been called man’s greatest plant ally. It has been worshipped as a source of spiritual enlightenment and a sustainer of human life, but until recently hemp’s amazing past was virtually forgotten. Once at the foundation of civilization’s economy, it was not until the twentieth century that hemp was outlawed. But hemp is back. Europe and Canada have lifted bans on growing industrial hemp and it has exploded onto the marketplace in a dazzling array of products: from jeans, sneakers, and lip balm to tree-free paper, fiber board, and insulation. With new technology it is possible to make anything from hemp that we now make from petroleum--including paint, plastic, and biomass energy.
In this illustrated, comprehensive guide, Rowan Robinson reveals hemp’s hidden history. He examines hemp’s role as man’s first fiber crop, its role in Hinduism and other world religions, and as the catalyst of cultural revolution in the 1960s. Robinson also exposes the prejudices and cover-ups behind the marijuana hysteria of the last fifty years.
Calling on contemporary studies, as well as ancient wisdom, Robinson makes an extensive analysis of the nutritional and medicinal uses of hemp and of its surprising potential to solve some of the world’s, most troubling environmental problems such as soil erosion, soil contamination, and deforestation. With a resource section listing the companies and organizations involved in the hemp renaissance, The Great Book of Hemp is your complete guide to the world’s most extraordinary plant.
Excellent history and details about hemp. Never has such a a harmless plant been so over the top reviled for nada.Published 11 months ago by WALL-Y
Some fun history regarding the early years of the country are included in the book. May not be the best resource if you are looking to grow industrial, but not bad for foundation... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brian Willsey
What you don't Know is killing the life on this Planet as we know it... After reading this it answered some question and created more Questions...Published 15 months ago by DVUSMC
Quite informative if you haven't half-studied this plant, but the title is far too generous for what it contains.
A tad of buyers remorse it must be said
I buy a book and because I own several different devices your company makes it impossible to have on all devices for which u should think that in this day we live in, you might... Read morePublished 20 months ago by King Kilo